Malaysia, officially Malaysia, is a country in Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Malaysia:
In 1957, the nation proclaimed its independence from the British Empire.
Approximately half of Malaysia's estimated 31 million populations are Malays. Chinese, Indians, and diverse indigenous peoples are further noteworthy groups.
Before 2004, the highest structures in the world were the Kuala Lumpur-based Petronas Towers. The two towers are still the highest in the world, measuring 451.9 meters (1,483 ft) high and having 88 storeys.
Mount Kinabalu, which is located on the island of Borneo, is the highest peak in Malaysia. The height of Mount Kinabalu is 4,095 m/13,435 ft.
Due to its proximity to the equator, Malaysia has two distinct seasons of rain. There is a lot of humidity.
The primary agricultural products in Malaysia include rice, bananas, coconuts, cacao, pineapples, and chocolate.
The majority of Malaysian recipes include beef, chicken, shellfish, beef, noodles, peanuts, and chilli.
Mohamad Hamzah, a 29-year-old architect who won the 1963 flag design competition, created the Malaysian flag.
The only nation in the world to have territory on both the Southeast Asian mainland and the islands that lie between Asia and Oceania is Malaysia.
The Malayan Tiger is a native of Malaysia, but sadly, there are currently only 350 Malayan Tigers left in the world, making the species severely endangered.
One of the tallest tropical trees in the world is the Tualang, which has a base diameter of over 10 feet and may reach heights of 262 feet, is found in Malaysia.
The name Malaysia stems from the terms, "Malay" (relating to a group of people) and "ia", a Latin-Greek suffix. The name of the nation translates to "land of the Malay".
Negaraku is the song that represents Malaysia. The Perak area formerly used it as their anthem.
Malaysia holds authority of 878 islands. Some islands are inhabited while others are too distant to be reachable.
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, sometimes known as the hibiscus, is Malaysia's national flower. The decision was made formally on July 28, 1960. Its gorgeously brilliant hues symbolize the vigor and bravery of Malaysians.
Malaysia's climate is tropical rainforest, which means it has warm, humid, and sunny weathers on most days and loads of rainfall starting in October through March.
The three main languages spoken in Malaysia are Tamil, Mandarin, and Bahasa Malay. There are 137 languages spoken in the nation as a whole, though.
In Malaysia, saying "Salaam" is the customary verbal greeting. However, people of various races can also shake hands as they meet one another.
In a formal greeting, a Malaysian will take hold of the other person's right hand with both of their hands, bow slightly, and then place their right hand over their heart.
The Twin Towers' connecting bridge is the tallest skybridge in the whole globe. It is located on floors 41 and 42.